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AIBU to thank the Mumsnetter who suggested lube....

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ChefsFloozie Mon 12-Feb-18 18:27:34 style curly hair??

I was fairly dubious but for less than £3 I thought I would give it a go. Still refining the amount to put on and adding a bit of conditioner to it too so it's not so crispy but I've got some great curls that I haven't seen for ages.

So thank you whoever you were!

GummyGoddess Mon 12-Feb-18 18:35:49

Why not hair gel and scrunch it when it's dried?

confusedhelpme Mon 12-Feb-18 18:46:28


MikeUniformMike Mon 12-Feb-18 18:53:49

Mix hair gel and conditioner. Apply to damp hair and style.

LucyAutumn Mon 12-Feb-18 20:18:47

I use argan oil on mine, also works really well and smells nice too smile

ChefsFloozie Mon 12-Feb-18 20:23:02

Thanks for the extra tips. My favourite product that I used for ages was discontinued so great to know different things to try

PositivelyPERF Mon 12-Feb-18 20:31:08

Am I the only one who read ‘lube’ and immediately followed it up with ‘and a fish slice’? 🐟blush

PanPanPanPing Mon 12-Feb-18 20:36:29

Chefs, I think it was @HoneyDragon who recommend lube on hair grin

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Mon 12-Feb-18 20:38:22

Fairly random... Why wouldn't you just use styling products? There's a whole industry devoted to it.
It sounds like someone taking the piss, tbh. "What on earth can I style my hair with?"
"Er, have you tried lube??"

UpstartCrow Mon 12-Feb-18 20:38:33

PositivelyPERF No you are not. The hair thing was very confusing. I think I have caught up now.

Someone asked for a link to the 'lube' post and guess where I sent them?

VandelayIndustries Mon 12-Feb-18 20:49:24

I saw that thread. It’s because the ingredients in lube are more regulated and can’t contain silicone. A lot of products made for curly hair are expensive. I have to drive to the other side of the city I live in to get products suitable for my children’s hair.

ChefsFloozie Mon 12-Feb-18 20:55:04

Iamagreyhound I have a windowsill of styling products for curly hair and in the main they are a bit rubbish for my hair. It's going through a bit of a rebellious stage so to avoid frizz central I'm pretty much willing to try anything!!

Thanks Vandelay I knew there was some science behind using it, just couldn't remember what

woodlanddreamer Mon 12-Feb-18 20:56:51

Lube on curly hair is definitely a "thing"

OutyMcOutface Mon 12-Feb-18 20:58:50

What exactly does it do?-my hair curls loosely but is horribly frizzy-will it help?

KittiesInsane Mon 12-Feb-18 21:00:22

Another one here for '...and a fish slice '!

Ollivander84 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:04:21

Yay! I love it for my curly hair. I use cantu products too, and get my hair really crunchy. When you scrunch out the crunch you are left with great curls grin

UpstartCrow Mon 12-Feb-18 21:05:40

I was going to ask if it left your hair crunchy. Body Shop used to do a great coconut hair gel that I always thought was like lube.

SapphireChickenLover Mon 12-Feb-18 21:11:31

Boots curl cream in a tub. It’s pink. If you don’t use too much it’s excellent on curly hair and also cheap. You can even find it in smaller boots stores.

Ollivander84 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:13:05

Boots curl cream isn't curly girl friendly now if you follow that method. It's had a drying alcohol added to it

Vanillamanilla1 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:17:49

Lube ?? As in Vaseline ?? hmm does it work then ? I've clearly missed something

woodlanddreamer Mon 12-Feb-18 21:19:36

Vaseline isn't lube, it's not water soluble. Lube as in KY jelly.

Vanillamanilla1 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:21:07

Ahhhh thanks woodlanddreamer
But still.. ky jelly on hair like hair gel works ??

CrispyWanton Mon 12-Feb-18 21:22:18

Which lube do you use op?

woodlanddreamer Mon 12-Feb-18 21:24:13

Yep.,like gel. By the way if you use vaseline where you might usually use lube it can cause all sorts of problems due to not being water soluble.

hazeyjane Mon 12-Feb-18 21:27:43

oooh, I have lube that is no longer necessary, will experiment tomorrow - if I mix with gel, will it give me hold?

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